iphone 4 fall on water and battery is damaged

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by alapimba, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. alapimba macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2012
    My iphone falled on the water and it wasn't turning on.
    I dryed it the best i could, bought a batter on ebay and replaced.
    It started ok, but the batter didn't charged.
    I'm not sure if it's battery fault or iphone.
    What should i test and how to repair (if repairable...)
    I was thinking in buy an external battery but not sure if it might work this way as probably this external batterys only charge the internal battery and don't give power to the iphone standalone.

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I doubt it's just the battery that's damaged.
    Could be multiple things shorted out.
    I'd bring it to Apple and pay the replacement fee.
  3. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    I would be suspicious of a battery purchased on ebay. You have no idea of its age or condition. Better to pay the cost, which isn't all that much, and get a brand new battery.

    If you let the iPhone dry out, REALLY dry out, it's possible it would continue to work. I think your best bet would be to have an Apple tech person check it out, if that's possible where you live.

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